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Challenging Perceptions of the Role of Women in Jordan: The SheFighter Story

Lina Khalifeh | March 7, 2014
In 2010, I began thinking about training women in self-defense. As a Taekwondo 3DAN black belt expert, I was more than qualified—but I hesitated. Most women are not typically interested in the...

Paying Tribute to the African Renaissance

Jessie Elisberg | February 28, 2014
If you have been to Dakar in the past few years, no matter how little of the city you see (even if you never set foot outside of the airport), there is one sight you will not miss: the Monument to...

When Getting Away Means Getting in Touch with What's Important

Catherine Digovich | February 26, 2014
When I first arrived at the Laureate Global Fellowship retreat, I admit to questioning, with some cynicism, if a workshop was the right place for me to be in the midst of myriad work emergencies...

Learning to Lead: The Laureate Global Fellowship Approach

Joel Adriance | February 10, 2014
“So, what’s it really like to be a Laureate Global Fellow ?” Our team has always found this deceptively simple question very hard to answer. How do you transmit the full nature of...

Opportunities & Events: February and Beyond

Lisa Jones | February 1, 2014
If you have big dreams of taking your leadership abilities and organizational impact to new heights in 2014, bookmark this list of upcoming opportunities and events for young social entrepreneurs...

Business as a Platform for Social Advocacy

Laiden G. Pedriña | January 17, 2014
Environmental issues often take a backseat when people are disenfranchised and financially challenged. We can’t preach sustainable lifestyles when individual lives are not sustainable to begin...

Why Every Leader Should Have a Balcony Moment

Fredrick Ouko | January 10, 2014
I am often reminded that I cannot change the world by myself, nor do it overnight. The business of changing the world is a process and requires concerted efforts that can only be achieved through...

Coaching Demystified: Webinar Debrief

Lisa Jones | December 9, 2013
Coach, mentor, advisor, champion--there are many similar terms that describe an individual you share your personal or professional journey with. How do you know where to begin? In our latest webinar...

The Power of a Humble Leader

Lisa Jones | October 25, 2013
Imagine twenty CEOs sitting together in one room. They are young, all under thirty, but have each steered ideas into initiatives, passion into promises. They have recruited others to join their cause...

Excitement Builds for 2013 Laureate Global Fellows

Lisa Jones | September 13, 2013
In just a few short weeks, Naomi Chepchumba, founder of Street Level Initiative in Kenya, will board a plane for the first time ever and travel to São Paulo, Brazil for a week unlike any she's...